(# of valence electrons) - (# of electrons on atom)
Qualities of the best contributor
- will have the most bonds
- will have the least amount of charges. But if there are charges, the negative charge will be on the most electronegative atom while the positive charge will be on the least electronegative atom.
6 rules for creating orbitals
1.) If you start with n orbitals, you must produce n orbitals. 2.) Keep it simple. 3.) The closer in energy the two orbitals are, the more strongly they interact. 4) When two orbitals interact in a bonding way, the energy is lowered. When in an antibonding way, the energy is increased. 5) With n orbitals interacting, there are n ways for mixing. 6) The more nodes, the higher in energy